Wednesday, March 07, 2012

City Discriminates Against Unmarried Heterosexual Couples

The city of Racine just extended benefits to the same sex partners of city employees, so long as they have registered as domestic partners with the state. But state law discriminates against opposite sex couples as only same sex partners may register as domestic partners. And the city of Racine in turn discriminates against unmarried opposite sex couples by denying them benefits that they are now extending to same sex couples.

99 comments:

Tim the Shrubber said...

It is absurd to portray unmarried heterosexual couples as victims of discrimination. Heterosexual couples have a simple and clear path to get benefits...get married.

The domestic partner registry is a messy and problematic thing, but it is not a source of discrimination...it is a symptom of the discriminatory practice of not allowing same sex marriage.

BradK said...

Tim


Getting married is simple? That comment made me laugh out loud. My former company had domestic partner (heterosexual or homosexual) benefits that I took advantage of for over a year as I saved and planned and got ready to get married. Not to mention, not all committed relationships necessarily end in marriage. Now that's regressive thinking / ideology.

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Denis Navratil said...

Tim, I sure hope you are not suggesting that a domestic partnership is substantially similar to a marriage. If so, it would be unconstitutional in Wisconsin.

TSE said...

It just keeps on getting better. Alderman Marcus screams about "equality and fairness" - yet that employee who struck the blow for freedom lives in a different Community that has a lower tax rate and doesn't provide those benefits.

Shouldn't she at least live in the Community she demands these benefits from?

Tim the Shrubber said...

"I sure hope you are not suggesting that a domestic partnership is substantially similar to a marriage."

Nope, not at all. The domestic partnership registry is very second class, and not at all on par with a legally recognized marriage.

Tim the Shrubber said...

"Getting married is simple? That comment made me laugh out loud."

Are you making the claim that it is difficult for a heterosexual couple to get legally married? It may not be Vegas easy in WI, but even still it is a pretty simple legal process.



"Not to mention, not all committed relationships necessarily end in marriage."

Hmmmm...I have to somewhat question the long-term commitment of a couple that does not get married when legal marriage is an option.

Tim the Shrubber said...

Sorry, but this whole post is as absurd as saying the white kids in 1954 Topeka were being discriminated against because they were not allowed to attend the colored High School.

Perhaps if we also banned heterosexuals from getting married then it might be fair to allow them on the domestic partnership registry.

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm - how many different domestic partners are you allowed to have/unhave/have based on filling out a few City forms? No hassle with expensive attorneys like those undiscriminated-against heteros. But this thread is absurd. Tim has spoken.

Denis Navratil said...

Tim, it seems that you want to have it both ways. On the one hand, you claim that a domestic partnership is dissimilar to marriage, but then you say that the straight city employees can always get married if they want the benefits. If the two are dissimilar, why are they available only to same sex couples? Anon raises a good point - a straight couple might like the ease of entering and dissolving a domestic partnership.

Anonymous said...

Go steady with a City employee - get sex with benefits. Hell, just get the benefits. The taxpayers OWE you!

TSE said...

CCAP her.

Christine Cronin - she was divorced, from a man in 2010.

NOTE the Address.

Do a property search: http://services.racineco.com/propertytax/

Look through every tax year record - The Girlfriend owned it with her husband. Husband died. They shacked up. They are now "domestic partners"

NO - They are smart people who are TAX CHEATS and using a situation to their advantage.

BTW - ever seen Christine Cronin?

Her physical appearance offers nothing to a man.

Sean Cranley said...

Oh, what sad times are these when passing ruffians like TSE can say such nasty and unfounded things
to old Crones at will. There is a pestilence upon this land!

Well sais Tim the Shrubber!

Anonymous said...

I'll bet Cranley wrote in complete support of this. I'll bet he didn't throw out the word "teabagger", a term that insults and hurls disgust at an activity performed by gay men. There is an appropriate time and place for those racist, bigotted epithets, and only liberals get to decide when that is.

Anonymous said...

Hey, are we paying for prenatal care too? Why do non-persons need care? Oh yes, we pay for the care of wanted non-persons and for the demise of unwanted non-persons.

Is gender reassignment on the list of things covered by domestic partner insurance? Makes it worthwhile to establish a partnership with a city employee. Can someone get a green card for this?

TSE said...

Christine Cronin EXPOSED:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/unisexcar/

Click on pictures to find links.

YES - this does discriminate against unmarried hetrosexual couples.

BECAUSE : Domestic Partners has NOTHING to do with SEXUALITY. It grants special right to same-sex people who live together and have a financial connection - NOTHING ELSE REQUIRED. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recognition_of_same-sex_unions_in_Wisconsin

It increases the size and scope of government - your sexuality is incidental to the legal rights. Homosexuality is not required.

It's how the Left operates- you've been fooled again!

BIGGER GOVERNMENT PLEASE! I'LL GLADLY PAY!! ADD IT TO MY PROPERTY TAX BILL!

In fact, it may be a much greater advantage to be a domestic partner than married!

BTW - If Marriage is between a man and a woman - why do you let the state in with a legal contract called MARRIAGE?

TSE said...

Michigan is now banning DBP in some cases, but it DOES not discriminate, unlike Racine.

"That means the new ban would affect mostly local governments and public schools in Michigan. The ban will apply to health insurance and other fringe benefits for unmarried partners of the employees, whether they're of the opposite or the same sex."

http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9RQAD8O0.htm

TSE said...

Here is more proof that discrimination is occurring in a legal contract that respects gender, NOT sexuality:

770.05  Criteria for forming a domestic partnership. Two individuals may form a domestic partnership if they satisfy all of the following criteria:

(5) The individuals are members of the same sex.

THEN:

770.12  Terminating a domestic partnership

(b) If a party to a domestic partnership enters into a marriage that is recognized as valid in this state, the domestic partnership is automatically terminated on the date of the marriage.

Homosexual marriage is NOT legal in Wisconsin, neither is discrimination.

http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/770

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